What’s not to love about World Showcase in EPCOT? Is there any other place on Earth where you can go to just ONE spot and visit 11 countries at once?
But you don’t just get to visit those countries, you can also shop for merchandise from those countries, see traditional entertainment from those parts of the world, and eat foods in restaurants inspired by those cultures. You can also drink beverages from or inspired by those worlds, so let’s talk about drinking our way AROUND the World.
Now we know when we say “Drinking around the world,” most people think we’re referring to alcoholic beverages, but we’re actually going to break down our list for each pavilion and give you THREE options: a beer or wine, a cocktail, and a non-alcoholic beverage.
We also want to offer a word of warning to those who do want to drink a lot of alcoholic beverages around the world. First, please drink responsibly. Know your limits and stop when you feel you’ve had enough. You do NOT want to be THAT guest puking in the bushes at EPCOT, right?
Also, be sure to stay hydrated. The Florida heat and humidity are no joke, and if you’re drinking alcohol, you may not even know you’re dehydrated until it’s too late. Be sure to keep a water bottle on you and sip on that while you’re also sipping on your favorite cocktails. Remember you can also ask for a FREE cup of water at many locations.
Also, be sure to eat and snack well. Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach NEVER goes over well. Be sure to grab some food while you’re consuming beverages. Trust us, it will make you feel better.
Also, if you do plan on drinking a lot of alcoholic drinks, bring a friend. One, you can each get different drinks and share, which will help you NOT drink too much AND save money. Two, having a friend around when you’re inebriated is always a good idea.
Finally, don’t drink and drive. Disney World has an EXCELLENT transportation system, so please use it. If you’re local, consider taking an Uber or Lyft to get to and from the parks if you plan on imbibing.
Okay, now that we’ve got the safety briefing out of the way, let’s get to that list of drinks!
For our cocktail choice in Canada, we’re going with the Ottawa Apple for $14.50, which can be found at the popcorn cart in the pavilion for $14.50. It’s made with Crown Royal Whisky, Maple, Apple Infusion, and Cranberry Juice. While you’re at it, grab a bag of Maple Popcorn to munch on during your trip around the world.
If you’re more of a beer drinker, we’ll recommend the Moosehead Draft for $10 at the popcorn cart. Gotta’ try a Canadian beer, right?
But our favorite drink here is probably the non-alcoholic option. The Maple Popcorn Shake for $4.75 can often be found at Canada’s festival booth — it’s generally seasonal, but we always recommend being on the lookout for it, because YUM.
Here’s more about the Canada Cart
Rose & Crown Pub always has a long line, for a reason. Here’s where you want to grab a PINT. Our favorite is the Snake Bite Imperial Pint for $10.50. This drink is Half Cider and Half Harp Lager, and might even be something non-beer drinkers will like. This is a good place to grab some Fish and Chips, too!
If you’re looking for a delicious cocktail, though, the Pimm’s Cup for $12 is always refreshing. It’s made with Pimm’s No. 1 and Sprite.
Need a little pick-me-up? You can also order a Twinings Hot Tea from the pub and have your own afternoon tea time.
Our latest review of Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room
If you’ve read DisneyFoodBlog for a while, you already know what cocktail we’re recommending in France. We’re going to tell you to head on over to Les Vins de Chefs de France and get a Grand Marnier Orange Slush for $14.75 made with Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange, and Orange Juice. A boozy slush? Yes, please!
Feeling a little bougie? Order a glass of Champagne Malard (Excellence, Brut) from Les Vins des Chefs de France instead for $19.95.
If you need a caffeine boost and want something non-alcoholic, you can get a great Latte from Les Halles for $5.25 made from espresso with steamed/frothed milk.
See why the Grand Marnier Orange Slush is on our list
A hot day in Florida can be a lot more refreshing if you’ve got a glass of House-Made Sangria in your hand from Spice Road Table. This $14 drink is made with White, Red, Rose, or Sparkling Wines.
Another refreshing boozy choice is the Maeloc Strawberry Hard Cider for $10.75.
However, our favorite drink at this pavilion may just be the non-alcoholic Iced Mint Tea for $4.29.
Read our review of the Sangria
Our favorite cocktail in Japan is the Sake Mist from Kabuki Cafe. It’s just $10 and, again, is the perfect beverage for a hot Florida day. It’s basically an alcoholic shaved ice — what’s not to love? You can get it in three flavors: Blood Orange, Coconut Pineapple, or Blackberry.
For a beer, try the Kirin Frozen Draft, also from Kabuki Cafe. It’s $9.25.
If you want something non-alcoholic, we recommend popping into the Mitsukoshi Department Store and picking out some fun flavored Ramune sodas. You can get flavors like Melon, Strawberry, Peach, and more!
Check out our review of the Sake Mist
We’re heading over to Regal Eagle Smokehouse for our three drinks at American Adventure. First, the beer: You can’t get more American than the Samuel Adams Boston Lager for $10.50.
However, our favorite go-to boozy drink here is the Tennessee Lemonade for $15.50 made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with Minute Maid Premium Lemonade and Peach. It’s sure to sate your thirst and offer a little bit of a kick while doing so!
You’ll head over to Fife & Drum for our non-alcoholic pick: It’s the American Dream Slush for $5.75 made with Frozen Fanta Wild Cherry, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry Slushy. A cold drink on a hot day? You can see how we made a lot of these decisions, right?
Read our review of the slush
Oh, Italy, we love you, but we really love the Italian Margarita from Gelateria Toscana for $14. It’s made with a Frozen blend of Limoncello, and Tequila.
For wine, our personal favorite is the Chianti Terre di Bacco 2018 for $17.
Our non-alcoholic choice is the Naufrago for $9 made with Root Beer and Vanilla Gelato — it’s a gelato float! It’s also DELICIOUS.
Here Are Our FAVORITE Frozen Drinks Around Disney World!
Even those who don’t like beer will appreciate the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen for $10.75 at Sommerfest. It doesn’t even taste like beer at all, but like a refreshing grapefruit drink.
Our cocktail pick is the Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon at Biergarten for $13.50.
Here’s why we love that Grapefruit Beer
Although Refreshment Outpost is not TECHNICALLY a country in the World Showcase, we still will make a stop there for snacks and beverages. The Mango Starr cocktail is NOT to be missed for $14.75. It’s made with Mango Puree and Starr African Rum. YUM.
You can also get a non-alcoholic Frozen Slushy here for $5.25 in two flavors: Coca-Cola or Minute Maid Premium Lemonade. Yes, we love our slushies!
Read a recent review of Refreshment Outpost
We’ve also mentioned our favorite cocktail in China a few times. It’s the Tipsy Ducks in Love at Joy of Tea for $13. It’s made with Bourbon, Black Tea, Coffee, Cream, and Chocolate. It’s a boozy chocolate coffee and that makes it perfect.
We also like the Dragon Blossom for $9.25 here,which is our beer drink of choice because it’s made with Pilsner, with Orange Blossom Honey, and Green Tea.
Our non-alcoholic go-to here is the Bubble Milk Tea for $6.95. It’s made with Iced and Sweetened) Peach Black Tea with Boba.
The 1 Drink You Should Get From Each EPCOT Pavilion
We’re always going to stop by Kringla Bakeri og Kafe to grab School Bread, so while we’re there, we also pick up the Viking Coffee for $15 made with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Kamora Coffee Liqueur with Coffee-Chocolate Sauce, and garnished with Coffee-Chocolate Crunch. It’s sorta’ like a second dessert! DELISH.
A good beer to order here, though, is the Einstök Toasted Porter for $11.25.
If you’re wanting to try something like the Viking Coffee WITHOUT the booze, you can grab the Kristoff Kaffe for $5.99 which is a Frozen Coffee with Coffee-Chocolate Sauce and garnished with Coffee-Chocolate Crunch.
Here’s our full review of the Viking Coffee
Okay, so we know we started you in Canada, but many people DO prefer to start their Drinking Around The World in Mexico. You’ll want to make sure to stop by La Cava del Tequila for the El Diablo Margarita for $16 made with Tromba blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, cucumber-jalapeño juice, hibiscus salt rim.
If you’re looking for a great beer, stop by La Cantina de San Angel for the Dos Equis Lager for $10.50.
You can also grab a delicious non-alcoholic Jarritos for $4.25 there — this a Mexican fruit-flavored soda.
Check out ALL Our reviews of La Cava del Tequila
Bonus: Festival Sips
So if you’re looking for even more options for drinking around the world, we have a few favorites that are staples at some of EPCOT’s festivals. First up, the Frozen French Martini can be found at the France booth during the EPCOT Festival of the Arts. It’s made with Grey Goose Vodka, vodka, chambord liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juices with lemon-lime foam.
A good non-alcoholic option during the EPCOT Festival of the Arts is the Sipping Chocolate Flight. This one is for you chocolate lovers! It’s White, Milk, AND Dark Chocolates for $9. You can usually find a boozy version of this flight, too.
For something boozy, we also like the Strawberry Mimosa often available at the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. It’s made with Pol Rewy Sparkling Wine, orange juice, and Monin Strawberry Rose Syrup.
You can get the non-alcoholic Frozen Violet Lemonade at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival.
That festival also has the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush for something with a little more kick. It’s a concoction made with Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and white and red cranberry juices.
So make a list and get ready to drink around the world! We’ll be sure to keep you updated on food AND beverages at Disney World, so stay tuned to DFB for more!
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